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Northland DHB Mauri Ora Breast Clinic

Public Service, Breast, Cancer Network Group


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


The Mauri Ora Breast Clinic
The Breast Service at NDHB is an integrated multidisciplinary clinic.
The services we offer are:

Screening Services: 

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa. Referral to this service is by phone 0800 270 200. Screening is performed Monday to Thursday. Women recalled for assessment will be offered appointments on a Thursday.
  • Personal History/Family History. NDHB funded mammography offered Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

Non-Screening Services:

  • Diagnostic Mammography. Offered on Wednesday mornings.
  • Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Biopsies. Tuesday mornings.
  • Stereotactic Biopsies. Offered Wednesday mornings.
  • Multidisciplinary Triple-Assessment Breast Clinic. Offered Monday and Friday mornings.
  • General Surgical Breast Clinics.  Monday-Friday
  • Radiation Oncology Specialists. Specialists from Auckland visit weekly. These specialists provide their service from the Jim Carney Cancer Centre on Hospital Road.
  • Medical Oncology Specialists. On-site.  These specialists provide their service from the Jim Carney Cancer Centre on Hospital Road.
  • Plastic Surgery Services. Mr David Crabb visits six-weekly on Wednesday mornings. 

Breast Disorders

Breast disorders may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) and range from conditions that require no treatment to those that require immediate and major surgery.

Common symptoms of breast disorders include breast pain, lumps and nipple discharge. Investigation of these symptoms by mammography and/or ultrasound may be all that is required for diagnosis but sometimes a needle biopsy may be necessary. This involves inserting a needle into an area of the breast that has been numbed by local anaesthetic and the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope.

Breast disorders include:
• fibrocystic disease – benign changes in the breast tissue causes it to become dense or “lumpy”
• fibroadenomas – benign tumours of the breast tissue
• cysts – fluid-filled sacs
• breast infections
• breast cancer.

Many of these conditions do not require surgery and we will work with other specialists to find out the best treatment plan for you. 


Services are free for New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Biopsy More

  • Breast Cancer Surgery More

  • Breast Pain (mastalgia) guideline More

  • Breast Reconstruction More

  • Mammography More

  • Ultrasound More

  • For more information go to Breast Cancer Foundation

Services Provided

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals
  • Whānau support services

Cancer Types



Free parking is available for clients at the rear of the building. 

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Cnr Maunu Road & West End Avenue

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Street Address

Cnr Maunu Road & West End Avenue

Postal Address

Private Bag 9742
Whangārei 0148

This page was last updated at 9:05AM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mauri Ora Breast Clinic.